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The Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has invited the public to join the OTOP fair, which is taking place from 8 to 16 August 2020 at Challenger Hall 2, Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. This event is being held in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother on the occasion of her birthday celebration, 12 August 2020. There are OTOP booths where people can buy high-quality goods from all parts of Thailand.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made an announcement on 10 August concerning a Thai official and a local staff member at the Royal Thai Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Manama, Bahrain who were reported to be infected with COVID-19. The Prime Minister ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide good care for them. They have already been sent to a hospital and are currently under treatment. The Royal Thai Embassies and the Thai consulates – the first organizations that more than 1.6 million Thai people who live outside the country contact when they need help –have been working to facilitate over 60,000 Thai repatriates returning home since last April. Moreover, Thai officials around the world are continuing to make visits, give survival bags, promote online health and mental health consulting, and cooperate with local organizations to assist Thai people, so that they feel comfortable, as if they are at home.
The Thailand Board of Investment has kicked off a new campaign for 2020, "Think Resilience, Think Thailand." There are four main strategies that will enhance investment, help the country to cope with COVID-19 effects, and strengthen Thailand as ASEAN's investment hub: Diversity, Ecosystem, Location, and Supply Chain. Now, Thailand is moving forward to implement sustainable industries with high technologies. As the heart of ASEAN, Thailand will use this strategic plan to increase the number of investors who can access the ASEAN market, which has more than 630 million people, making it the world's third-largest market, after China and India. The campaign illustrates that Thailand has a resilient environment for diverse new opportunities.
On the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother's Birthday Anniversary and Mother’s Day on 12th August 2020. The Botanical Garden Organization, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is pleased to announce that Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is offering free entry on 12th August 2020 from 08.30 – 16.30 hrs. For more information, please call 0-5384-1234 or http://www.facebook.com/qsbgcm
A government organization, namely the Tourism Authority of Thailand, is proceeding with setting up health standards for the project called “AmazingThailand Safety&Health Administration,” or SHA, in order to give assurance to tourists after the lifting of the lockdown that was imposed to control COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently updated its COVID-19 Travel Recommendations information. For the last five months, the CDC has warned US travelers to avoid non-essential travel to all international locations. The CDC now has a list of seven destinations where the 'COVID-19 Risk is Low,' including Thailand.